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Police: New evidence links 6-year-old girl found dead in South Carolina to neighbor whose body was found shortly later

Faye Marie Swetlik
The search for 6-year-old Faye Swetlik came to a tragic end Thursday.

(WIS/NBC News) -- South Carolina investigators have linked the death of six-year-old Faye Swetlik to the death of one of her neighbors.

Authorities in the town of Cayce, identified have identified a man who was found dead on the same day they Sweltik's body as 30-year-old Coty Scott Taylor.

Swetlik disappeared while playing her front yard after school on Monday. Her body was found in a wooded area of her neighborhood, Thursday morning.

Authorities then discovered Taylor's body at his nearby residence.

"The male body that was just identified as Coty Taylor was, our evidence and our investigation, does link these two together. I can confirm that he was a neighbor… that he was not a relative, he was not a friend, her was merely a neighbor," said Sgt. Evan Antley of the Cayce Police Department.

Authorities say autopsies for Swetlik and Taylor are scheduled for Saturday.

Police would not elaborate on how their deaths are linked but say they are not looking for a person of interest and no arrests have been made.

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